United States and Finland won again today at the IIHF Under-18 Ice Hockey World Championship ©Getty Images

Finland and the United States kept their unbeaten records intact with victories on the second day of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 Ice Hockey World Championship in Landshut and Kaufbeuren.

Going into their game with Latvia, the Finns were without Otto Hokkanen, who was given a one-game suspension due to a checking penalty from behind in his team's opener against Switzerland.

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel determined he had "recklessly endangered his opponent by checking him from behind into the boards while he had plenty of time to make a different play".

It did not matter, as Finland defeated Latvia 4-1.

Kasper Halttunen scored the opening goal within 12 minutes from an assist by Jani Nyman, but Dans Locmelis scored the equaliser for the Latvians before the end of the first period.

Jere Lassila put Finland in front early in the second period, and two minutes later, Elmeri Laakso had created a two-goal cushion.

Halttunen sealed the result after 44 minutes with his second of the game, putting the Finns top of Group B.

The Americans defeated Czech Republic 6-2 to take their second win in Group A.

Jiri Kulich did put the Czechs in front, but Isaac Howard's second period equaliser kicked the American charge into gear.

Jimmy Snuggerud, Ryan Leonard and Rutger McGroarty all added goals before the final 20 minutes.

Logan Cooley gave the US a 5-1 lead, before Lukas Plos got one back four minutes later.

McGroarty scored his second of the game to put the result beyond doubt.

In the late games, Sweden and Canada recorded their first wins of the tournament.

Sweden came alive in the third period, coming from behind to beat Switzerland 6-2.

After a goalless first 30 minutes, it was Swiss player Gregory Weber that broke the deadlock, assisted by Louis Fullemann.

Leo Carlsson would score the equaliser within 90 seconds only for Switzerland to go back in front as the second period came to an end.

Sweden scored five goals in the final 20 minutes, with the equaliser coming soon after the break, through Jonathan Lekkerimaki.

Carlsson scored his second to put his team in front, with Noah Ostlund, Fabian Wagner and a second Lekkerimaki goal putting the game beyond doubt.

Canada defeated Germany 8-3 at the Fanatec Arena, curbing a potential comeback from the hosts.

Grayden Siepmann and David Goyette both scored within 30 seconds of each other to give the Canadians an early lead.

In the second period, another quickfire double occurred for the leaders after Connor Bedard and Brayden Schuurman scored within a minute of each other.

Germany worked hard to get back into the match, with Julian Lutz and Roman Kechter scoring at the end of the second period, and Lutz made it 4-3 with a goal in the early seconds of the third.

But Canada scored four more - Bedard completed his hat-trick just minutes after the third German goal, before Matthew Wood and Kalem Parker completed the rout.